Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details

Year 2017
Pages 300
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319660943
File Size 15.01 MB
File Format PDF , EPUB
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Ebook Description

Solid-binding peptides have been used increasingly as molecular building blocks in nanobiotechnology as they can direct the assembly and functionalisation of a diverse range of materials and have the ability to regulate the synthesis of nanoparticles and complex nanostructures. Nanostructured materials such as β-sheet fibril-forming peptides and α-helical coiled coil systems have displayed many useful properties including stimulus-responsiveness, modularity and multi-functionality, providing potential technological applications in tissue engineering, antimicrobials, drug delivery and nanoscale electronics. The current situation with respect to self-assembling peptides and bioactive matrices for regenerative medicine are reviewed, as well as peptide-target modeling and an examination of future prospects for peptides in these areas. QR Code Online